Herb Taylor's early AS29
Photos (c) unknown, Text Herb Taylor FOR SALE
Herb Taylor in his Shoebox punt with his AS29 "Alisa", neatly folded up, in the background. We're waiting on colour sailing photos. This b/w from a (very) old CommonSense newsletter. Alisa was one of the earliest AS29's built, along with Woodwind, the prototype, Matt Nash's boat and Lady Kate. This northern spring 2001 is the 7th season for Herb. The boat is up for sale now, at around $15K Canadian. Reasons you'll find in Herb's comments below. You can email him directly or contact by phone (613)445-5413 if interested.
On the name:
On using her:
Why the sale:
|...and a bit on motoring fuel economy:
Just a word about fuel economy when motoring. With a friend's 4-stroke high thrust Yamaha 9.9 hp outboard (like the motor Phil Bolger recommended for the Champlain power cruiser in MAIB Vol.14 No.7} I get over 6 hours cruising, at a speed of about 6.2 knots through the water, from 24 litres (6 US gallons?) of gasoline. These numbers aren't far off what Phil predicted for Champlain, and not bad I feel (with no other experience to compare) for a 30-foot boat. Do any of the other AS-29 owners have fuel consumption numbers to share? I plan to use my own vintage Merc 7.5 hp this coming season, to see how that goes. (I've used this motor in the past but only for short runs when I didn't track gas mileage.
As a comparison, Lady Kate
uses a 9.9 Honda 4-stroke long shaft M100 (yes, an early- to ancient version)
pushing a Michigan Wheel lugging prop. She works on 5 nautical miles/gallon.
at 5 knots, sometimes more, sometimes less (we get fierce
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